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Early Parting in Pacific

Early Parting in Pacific 9 March, 2017

Singapore has decommissioned its Fearless-class patrol vessel, RSS Independence (87), on 8 March during a ceremony at Tuas Naval Base. The 55-m vessel was launched in April 1998 and assigned in maritime surveillance, patrol, and escort operations as part of the Maritime Security Task Force (MSTF). The Fearless-class vessels have been operational since 1996. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has been gradually retiring these vessels to replace them with new Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs). 

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